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Shanghai On The Metro

Miller, Michael B.

Published by University Of California Press, 1994
ISBN 10: 0520085191 / ISBN 13: 9780520085190
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Title: Shanghai On The Metro

Publisher: University Of California Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Berkeley. 1994. University Of California Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 448 pages. hardcover. 0520085191. keywords: Shanghai Espionage France. inventory # 24959. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Secret agents, gun runners, White Russians, adventurers, and con men - they all play a part in Michael Miller's strikingly original study of interwar France. Based on extensive research in security files and a mass of printed sources, this book shows how a distinctive milieu of spies and spy literature emerged between the two world wars, reflecting the atmosphere and concerns of these years. Miller argues that French fascination with intrigue between the wars reveals a far more assured and playful national mood than historians have hitherto discerned in the final decades of the Third Republic. But the larger history set in motion by World War I and the subsequent reading of French history into global history are the true subjects of this work. Reconstituting through his own narratives the histories of interwar travel and adventure and the willful turning of contemporary affairs into a source of romance, Miller recovers the ambiance and special qualities of the age that produced its intrigues and its tales of spies. Bookseller Inventory # 24959

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Synopsis: Secret agents, gun runners, White Russians, adventurers, and conmen - they all play a part in this study of interwar France. Based on research in security files and printed sources, this book shows how a distinctive milieu of spies and spy literature emerged between the two World Wars, reflecting the atmosphere and concerns of those years. Miller argues that French fascination with intrigue between the wars reveals a far more assured and playful national mood than historians have hitherto discerned in the final decades of the Third Republic. But the larger history set in motion by World War I and the subsequent reading of French history into global history are the true subjects of this work. Reconstituting through his own narratives the histories of interwar travel and adventure and the willful turning of contemporary affairs into a source of romance, Miller recovers the ambiance and special qualities of the age that produced its intrigues and its tales of spies.

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